Day One: Pumps and Pumping Systems

  • Pump categories and selection – Dynamic and positive displacement
  • Pump Theory of Operation – Governing fluid laws and performance curves
  • Dynamic Pumps – Centrifugal, axial, mixed flow
  • General Performance Characteristics – Cavitations, net positive suction head
  • Positive Displacement Pumps – Reciprocating, rotary
  • Engineering of System Requirements – Fluid type, system head curves


Day Two: Compressors and Compressor Systems

  • Positive Displacement Compressors – Reciprocating and rotary
  • Dynamic Compressors – Centrifugal, axial, mixed flow
  • Compressor Operation – Gas laws, operation curves
  • Compressor Performance Measurement and sizing
  • Compressor Equipment
  • Surging and Choking


Day Three: Motors and Variable Speed Drives

  • Characteristics and Operation of AC Induction Motors
  • Starting and Speed Control of AC induction motors
  • Speed control methods of AC Motors
  • Construction, Enclosures and cooling methods of AC Motors
  • Basic principles of AC Variable-Speed Drives (VSD’s)
  • Electromagnetic Interferences, Cable Details and Filtering


Day Four: Maintenance and Troubleshooting

  • Types of maintenance
  • Factors affecting pump, compressor and motor maintenance
  • Vibration Analysis and Condition Monitoring
  • Electrical Signature Condition Monitoring
  • Thermal Imaging condition monitoring
  • Oil Analysis


Day Five: Associated Mechanical Equipment

  • Mechanical Seals
  • Bearings
  • Faults associated with bearings and mechanical seals
  • Lubrication
  • Control Valves
  • Examples



This course will provide a comprehensive understanding of equipment operating characteristics. it will introduce delegates to essential types of mechanical equipment including positive displacement, dynamic pump and compressors, motors and drives and their components and associated systems. this course will focus on maximizing the efficient, reliability and longevity of this equipment by providing a thorough understanding of the characteristic, common problems, conditions monitoring and maintenance.